This is my- very last minute- entry for Deer&Doe's Plantain challenge. The pattern is a free- beautiful drafted- pattern from Deer&Doe. The pattern was on my list from the moment of its release, but due to lack of time I didn't decide to make it, until today. I had the urge to make something quick and usable. The shirt came together in just a few hours from pattern assembly to sewing. For this version I cut a size 40 for the bust and graded to a size 42 for the waist and hips, because I didn't want a very form-fitting shirt.I also slashed the front piece, as well as the sleeves (I used the short version), to give it a little more flare and I shortened the front by 10cm and the back by 12cm. I used a stretch-kinda sheer-fabric that I had in my stash for the body and black sturdy knit for the sleeves. I'm very satisified with the pattern and there are- for sure- many more to come. P.S: Sorry about the sloppy photos, but I was in a hurry to submit my entry.
I don't know if it's because of all the holiday eating or something to do with being winter outside and the need to be cozy, but lately I found myself drawn to leggings. I wasn't really a friend of leggings, but I recently discovered how comfy and easy to wear they are. And lately all I can think about is velvet leggings! How do you feel about leggings?
Hello guys! It's this time of year again, the first week into a new year, that the possibilities seem endless. You see the future as a blank page book ready to be written by you. For me this time of year is usually the one my creativity is on it's peak and new ideas are constantly produced. I think it's because of the new beginning of the year that everything seems possible! As I mentioned on my previous post I'm not really a fan of big New Year's resolutions. But I like to set some challenges and goals for myself. Last year I posted my Sewing goals for 2013, some of them I did achieve, like overcome my fear of certain garments with my first Albion jacket, my first Cooper backpack and an Archer shirt on the making. I also did try more of my own pattern making following the instructions of the amazing Q2HAN girls for lots of the garments I made in 2013. For others though I can't say I really made progress. I was really excited with fashion illustration in the beginning of 2013, but at some point I just stopped practising it for no reason at all. And even though I did organize my sewing a lot I still believe that I have a long way to go. After reading this post from Meg, with whose resolutions I couldn't agree more, I thought I'll share some of my creative goals for 2014 with you : 1.Organizing my sewing, my fabric stash and my patterns
One thing I achieved in 2013 was sewing for my style and give each project the attention it needed. I would really like to continue doing this in 2014. One thing I didn't achieve in 2013 was organizing my fabric stash which is currently sitting underneath my table driving me crazy. And the same goes for my patterns! I really have to start organizing them in envelopes!
2.Sketch, draw and collage more!
I really love sketching and drawing ideas and I'm really disappointed in myself for not practicing more. This year I want to really find the time to do so.
I really love photography. But over the years I just stopped practising. I want to start photographing more and the same goes for photographing my sewing garments. I'm so bad at doing so. I have many sewed items that never made it here because I was too lazy to photograph them. This year things have to change.
4.Sew more challenging items
I'd really love to make a coat this winter, as well as try making my own lingerie. Will see how this will go! What are your goals for 2014?
Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had an amazing holiday season with loved ones and wish you an amazing new year, full with health, love and creativity! 2013 had its ups and downs for me, but I'm looking forward to what 2014 will bring. Since I'm not that great on keeping New Year's resolutions I'm not going to make any special ones. This year I'll try my best to be as creative as I can be and maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle! Best of wishes to all of you!